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BEST SUMMER | OUTDOOR CAMP

Camp Firwood 1740 Lake Whatcom Blvd., Bellingham 360.758.2741, campfirwood.org

Hosted on Lake Whatcom since 1954, Camp Firwood’s mission is to bring kids together to grow, have fun, and learn about the Christian faith. There’s pottery, paintball, studio art, rock climbing, and more in this summer program founded on building a short-term intentional community — unplugged and in the outdoors! SILVER  Bellingham Girls Rock Camp Bellingham, bgrc.org BRONZE  The Firs Bellingham, 360.733.6840

BEST FAMILY-FRIENDLY ACTIVITY

Perch And Play 1707 N. State St., Bellingham 360.393.4925, perchandplay.com

Founded by a single mother, Perch and Play knows parenting can be hard. They’ve got an indoor playground and a dropoff program so that you can run errands while your child plays at ease. The space is also a great option for kids’ birthday parties and other celebrations. SILVER  Summit Trampoline Bellingham, 360.227.0202 BRONZE  Bellewood Farms Bellingham, 360.318.7720

BEST CHILDCARE | AFTER-SCHOOL PROGRAM

Generations Early Learning and Family Center 2901 Connelly Ave., Bellingham 360.752.6336, intergenchildcare.com

Set in a residential care facility, this unique early childhood program aims to promote wellbeing for the children, their families, and the residents in a truly intergenerational approach. Generations Early Learning and Family Center aims to provide a safe, nurturing space where children can grow while their parents are working. SILVER  Bellingham Childcare & Learning Bellingham, 360.676.0950 BRONZE  Gabriel’s Art Kids Bellingham, 360.739.9365

BEST PLACE FOR A KID’S BIRTHDAY PARTY

Vital Climbing Gym 1421 N. State St., Bellingham 360.399.6248, vitalclimbinggym.com

Children will be engaged and fit if they have their birthday at Vital Climbing Gym! The staff offers personal training on how to rock climb, ensuring an afternoon full of fun and an evening full of rest, and possibly sparking many years of adventure. SILVER  Trampoline Zone Bellingham, 360.255.0722 BRONZE  Perch And Play Bellingham, 360.393.4925

BEST PRE-SCHOOL

Generations Early Learning & Family Center 2901 Connelly Ave., Bellingham 360.752.6336, intergenchildcare.com

Also winning gold for Best Childcare and After-School Program, Generations Early Learning and Family Center supports individual learning styles and personal development. They use The Creative Curriculum, based on 38 different learning objectives to help your child succeed in the future. SILVER  A Child’s Life Learning Center Bellingham, 360.738.8960 BRONZE  Loving Space Preschool Bellingham, 360.676.1355

BEST PRIVATE SCHOOL

Assumption Catholic School 2116 Cornwall Ave., Bellingham 360.733.6133, school.assumption.org

Assumption Catholic School provides an accessible education founded on Catholic values for children from preschool through the eighth grade. Students are encouraged to develop wellness in mind, body, and spirit and to make a difference in the world. SILVER  Franklin Academy Bellingham, 360.733.1750 BRONZE  Lynden Christian Schools Lynden, 360.318.9525

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